Composite battery boost

(Phys.org) —New composite materials based on selenium (Se) sulfides that act as the positive electrode in a rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery could boost the range of electric vehicles by up to five times, according ...

Nanoparticle Scattering Improves Laser Performance

(PhysOrg.com) -- “Light scattering” and “optical performance” are two concepts that usually head in opposite directions, but they have recently been shown to walk happily hand-in-hand. The results are impressive laser ...

Understanding origami in 2-D materials

One in five mobile phone users in the UK have cracked their screen by dropping the phone in a three year period, according to a YouGov poll. The mobile screens break easily because they are usually made from an oxide material ...

Rapid ceramic-metal processing for superior composites

Recent advancements in automotive, aerospace and power generation industries have inspired materials scientists to engineer innovative materials. Ceramic metal composites, or cermets, are an example of a new and improved ...

New method to identify microscopic failure (Update)

If you've never had the plumber to your house, you've been lucky. Pipes can burst due to a catastrophic event, like subzero temperatures, or time and use can take a toll, wearing away at the materials with small dings and ...

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